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19 Things That Every British Emo Did In 2007

You drank a lot of Relentless.

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1. Spending most of your free time in the metal section of HMV.

And probably overhearing people complain about the bands you like being included in the metal section.
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And probably overhearing people complain about the bands you like being included in the metal section.

2. And going through all the giant posters until you found your favourite band.

3. Going on a pilgrimage to Camden.

And if you lived nowhere near London, knowing of someone who had gone and being really jealous of them.
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And if you lived nowhere near London, knowing of someone who had gone and being really jealous of them.

4. And buying weird glow in the dark shit from Cyberdog.

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5. Buying Kerrang! magazine religiously.

6. Before ripping out the entire contents to plaster your walls with.

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7. Making your parents order all your clothes from Grindstore, Blue Banana or Attitude Clothing.

"But Mum the high street is so mainstream"
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"But Mum the high street is so mainstream"

8. But bulk buying your black skinny jeans from H&M.

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9. And scouring TK Maxx for a discounted pair of Vans.

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10. Going to the park to listen to MCR and Fall Out Boy out loud on your phone.

11. Or if you were really emo, going to a graveyard.

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12. And sharing a few cans of Relentless with your mates.

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13. Having to explain to people at school that you weren't a "grunger".

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Even in 2007 you knew grunger was a pretty dated term.

14. Watching Scuzz for so long that the songs would start repeating.

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You could have played music on your phone or laptop but this was somehow better.

15. Begging your parents to let you go to Reading and Leeds or Download.

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16. And refusing to take off the wristbands, because they were a good way to start conversations with fellow emos.

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17. Trying to bunk off school and get into central London to go to Gerard Way's signing at Forbidden Planet.

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18. Being insanely jealous of Americans because they had Warped Tour.

And when they eventually brought it to the UK in 2012 it was too late for you and just not the same.
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And when they eventually brought it to the UK in 2012 it was too late for you and just not the same.

19. And feeling personally victimised by the fact the UK has no Hot Topic stores.

As Pulp stores did not exist yet.
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As Pulp stores did not exist yet.